President Obama Announces a New Improved Fuel Efficiency Standards for Cars & Light Trucks

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3 Responses to President Obama Announces a New Improved Fuel Efficiency Standards for Cars & Light Trucks

  1. One concern is that auto makers will produce much lighter cars in order to meet the CAFE regulations. Lighter cars are great for mpg but not so great in case of an accident.

  2. Obama Introduces 54.5 mpg Fuel Economy Standards With Support of Automakers

    President Barack Obama proposed the most dramatic increases in fuel economy standards today since Corporate Average Fuel Economy (CAFE) regulations were introduced following the oil embargo of the 1970s. With support from most major automakers, the United Auto Workers, and California legislators — who can legally reject federal environmental standards — the president garnered the support to raise the federal corporate fuel economy standards to 54.5 mpg by 2025, nearly double what it is today.

    This agreement on fuel standards represents the single most important step we’ve taken as a nation to reduce our dependence on foreign oil,” Obama said at the public announcement.

    Coming out in support of the proposal, representatives from the UAW, Chrysler, Ford, General Motors, BMW, Honda, Hyundai, Jaguar/Land Rover, Kia, Mazda, Mitsubishi, Nissan, Toyota and Volvo attended the announcement. Toyota, while initially opposed to the legislation, changed its public opinion on the matter just a few days ago, and representatives from Mercedes-Benz parent company Daimler and Volkswagen have expressed ongoing opposition to the regulations, choosing not to attend the conference.

  3. US President Obama to announce deal to boost vehicle fuel economy

    WASHINGTON — U.S. President Barack Obama and top auto executives are set to unveil details of a compromise to slash the amount of gasoline cars and trucks will need down the road.

    The deal, to be announced Friday, will double fuel economy standards to 54.5 miles per gallon (23.2 kilometers per liter) by 2025 and further restrict the tailpipe emissions blamed for global warming. In a concession to automakers, light trucks — which are among their best-selling vehicles — would get easier treatment at the outset.

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